The 25 Craziest Things That Have Happened On Live Television

12. The massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich

Date: September 5-6, 1972

In response to the imprisonment of 234 Palestinians in Israeli jails, a militant terrorist group known as Black September took members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage in an apartment building, ultimately killing 11 of them. Throughout the two-day ordeal, TV crews caught the events live. The terrorists were even able to watch the coverage as it unfolded, which allowed them to prepare for the police response.

Cameras didn’t manager to film the bloodiest parts of the conflict. however, the live images of the masked terrorists and the occasional shot of a hostage were enough to send the world into a frenzy. This event marked a new chapter for international terrorism, one that we are still experiencing today.

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